Another NFL season is upon us. As training camps are now in full swing let's take a look at the NFC West. A division that many feel has the potential to send three teams to the playoffs.
The Favorite: Seattle Seahawks
They are the defending to time NFC champs. This off season they added even more talent. Jimmy Graham promises to be a great addition at the title and position and Russell Wilson is happy with his new contract. With that stellar defense they should at least make the playoffs, if not another trip to the Super Bowl.
The Contender: Arizona Cardinals
Third-year coach Bruce Arians has everyone buying into his system in Arizona. And they should be, he is coming off to double-digit wins seasons. Last season they made an early exit in the playoffs, but everyone knows that would have been different if quarterback Carson Palmer doesn't get hurt. Palmer is back to 100% and the offensive line looks even stronger with some off season additions. If Palmer can stay healthy don't be surprised to see Arizona in Super Bowl 50.
The Underdog: St. Louis Rams
The Rams are a sleeper team. With new quarterback Nick Foles they should not be taken lightly. They are a team that may be the NFC West 3rd team in the playoffs if they play up to their potential. Or if things go wrong they could be looking for a new head coach. If running back Todd Gurley heals correctly the Rams will be a fun team to watch.
The Intriguing: San Francisco 49ers
With the nasty departure of coach Jim Harbaugh, new coach Jim Tomsula has a lot of rebuilding to do. There is some talent on the roster and the defensive line definitely got better with the off season acquisition of defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. The truth is the 49ers are two to three years away from making any noise in the very powerful NFC West. Look for this seasons NFC champ to come out of the West, just don't expect it to be the 49ers.